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Alumnae Chapter and Circle FAQ

What is an alumnae chapter?

An alumnae chapter is a group of Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae that has been granted a charter from Grand Council.

To receive a charter, the group must have at least 15 active members in good standing. To maintain its charter, the group must have at least 10 active members in good standing.

What do alumnae chapters do?

Alumnae chapters offer a variety of programs and events to meet the needs and interests of their membership. These could include community volunteer involvement, networking opportunities, philanthropic projects, social events, and meetings with themes or guest speakers. Many alumnae chapters also offer "special interest" groups, such as a downtown lunch group, a gardening group, or a recent graduates group.

Do I have to be invited to an alumnae chapter meeting?

You don't have to wait for an invitation! An alumna is always welcome at an alumnae chapter meeting. And alumnae chapters involve a very small time commitment: between three and eight meetings or special events per year.

How much are annual membership dues?

Members of alumnae chapters pay annual per capita dues of $30 to the Fraternity through their alumnae chapters. Chapters determine an additional amount for local dues to cover chapter operating expenses.

How do I pay my alumnae chapter dues?

Learn more on the Alumnae Dues page.

What is an alumnae circle?

An alumnae circle is less structured than a chapter. There are no officers, per se, simply two contact persons so the Fraternity can stay in touch with the group. Circles are required to meet at least one time per year, with the recommendation to hold a Founders Day celebration. Circles must register with headquarters with a list of its members and have its members pay per capita dues each year. Circle members are encouraged to contribute to Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation  and the The Friendship Fund as individual alumna or as a group.

What do alumnae circles do?

An alumnae circle may choose to offer as many or as few events as pleases its membership. Its members may meet for periodic lunches or to enjoy a common interest, such as filling backpacks for CASA kids, attending plays, forming a book club and playing cards.

Do members of an alumnae circle pay dues?

Yes, members of alumnae circles pay Fraternity per capita dues, but there are no local dues for circles. Each year (March), circle contacts are asked to send headquarters a member update and have members remit their dues at that time. If an event scheduled by a circle requires funding, each member pays her own way since there is not a treasurer nor circle checking account.